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Comrade Detective 

TV-MA | | Action, Comedy | TV Series (2017– )
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Parody comedy designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest... See full summary »
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...  Gregor Anghel 6 episodes, 2017
...  Gregor Anghel 6 episodes, 2017
...  Iosif Baciu 6 episodes, 2017
...  Iosif Baciu 6 episodes, 2017
...  Jane 6 episodes, 2017
...  Jane 6 episodes, 2017
...  Dragos 6 episodes, 2017
Florin Galan ...  Dragos 6 episodes, 2017
...  Tipsy / ... 6 episodes, 2017
...  Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
Diana Vladu ...  Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
...  Captain Covaci 5 episodes, 2017
Adrian Paduraru ...  Captain Covaci 5 episodes, 2017
...  Stan 5 episodes, 2017
Ion Grosu ...  Stan 5 episodes, 2017
Tipsie Angelo ...  Tipsy 5 episodes, 2017
...  Flavia Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Rianna Mitrol ...  Flavia Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
...  Andrei Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Odin Nielsen ...  Andrei Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
...  American Embassy Assistant / ... 4 episodes, 2017
...  Victor Dinca / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Edward McGinty ...  Constantin Dita 3 episodes, 2017
...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2017
...  Constantin Dita 3 episodes, 2017
...  Stefan / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Catalin Fartaes ...  Victor Dinca 3 episodes, 2017
...  Father Anton Streza 2 episodes, 2017
...  Nikita Ionescu 2 episodes, 2017
...  Father Anton Streza 2 episodes, 2017
Cristian Popa ...  Nikita Ionescu 2 episodes, 2017
Gabi Spahiu ...  Ivan Blaga 2 episodes, 2017
Nicu Banea ...  Stefan 2 episodes, 2017
Brad Morris ...  Graffiti Cop #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Antonia Micu ...  American Embassy Assistant 2 episodes, 2017
Usvat Ovidiu ...  American Guard #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Mihai Muntenita ...  American Guard #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
...  Hot Bar Girl #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
...  American Guard #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Ruxandra Enescu ...  Sally Smith 2 episodes, 2017
...  Jon Ronson 2 episodes, 2017
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Parody comedy designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt and Channing Tatum have also been in Stop-Loss (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) together. See more »

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The conceit of the show is that it was a Romanian-produced TV series which was made in 1983, only re-dubbed into English. However, the show is better-produced in terms of filming quality and technique than even American TV was at the time, and is in the wrong aspect ratio. It is clearly a modern, 2010s production. See more »

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Something of a hidden gem. An almost impossible thing to watch without some context
4 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Yes I am from Romania, so maybe I am a little biased. But this show made me remember some times which were hard for us but for me as a kid, were some of the happiest in my life. If you like history, or have lived and "enjoyed" communism in your life,or you are from Romania and can appreciate a smart TV show, then this is something that will make you an instant fan. Having said that, this is maybe too niche in a word dominated by superpower shows , horrible murders TV episodes or MTV Ridiculousness like shows. The so called "found footage of lost TV shows" mixed with the propaganda tag that the so-called founders are putting on it is for once exactly what the show is . This is a propaganda TV series about 2 cops trying to find the killer of their detective friend and fighting with the West Communism ideology in a 1980's Bucharest Romania ( still under the strong arm of the communist party ). It recreates a 80's propaganda atmosphere with minute attention to details that only a few might fully appreciate like for example the televised chess matches, the Nadia Comaneci craze , the old Dacia cars, the clothes that the actors are wearing, the police methods , the guns , the over-repetition of communism ideals and tropes, the demonizing of the west. While I agree that the show "looks too good " for the so-called propaganda style, I quickly forgot about it while watching. Don't expect over the top villains or action ( although it does have a lot of it ). It's like watching the first Expendables. All the 80s glory with all the new that the present has to offer. But from the other side of Iron Curtain. The show is what Miami Vice would have been if made in Romania before the fall of communism. I would give it a 10/10 just for the aftertaste and for making me smile so wide but I am giving it a 9 just to try and curb my enthusiasm. I am pretty sure it's not going to be the next GOT, but I am pretty sure it will develop a small but devoted cult following. I love the actors and they are doing a very good job. Special kudos for the big names in Hollywood which were involved for the dubbing. It was the biggest surprise I had this year.


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